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Japanese language self-learner. Fluent in English and to a lesser extent Chinese.


Aug
1
comment Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
It means to refer to only that, and nothing else. It creates a new "context" for which his statement operates on. Instead of simply saying "Everyday I......", with は the sentence parses into "As for the specific frequency of "Everyday"......"
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
31
revised Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
Added deeper analysis. Asked better questions.
Jul
31
comment Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
If it's not playing a contrastive role, it must be playing it's disambiguative role then.
Jul
31
comment Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
I cannot think of は as introducing a contrastive element because there's no other contextual information I can fall back on. In the case of XはA、YはB。Y is contrasted against X. But if it is 毎日は, the idea it's being compared to (which should have been introduced earlier in context) would be of the form (not毎日)は. And that wouldn't make sense would it?
Jul
31
asked Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
Jul
31
revised Combining に/で particles with 等【など】(or other “etc.” stand-ins)
Added more examples, improved formatting.
Jul
31
answered Combining に/で particles with 等【など】(or other “etc.” stand-ins)
Jul
30
comment How do I decide when to use plain or past verb form?
If i'm not wrong, "途中" is used for "on the way"
Jul
30
awarded  Vox Populi
Jul
30
comment What does する means when it does not mean “do” ?
@Pacerier I've been learning on my own.
Jul
30
asked Transitive/Intransitive + にくい (and +られる)
Jul
30
comment “Unsolvable problem”
Will do, i'm drafting the question based on the discussion here.
Jul
30
awarded  Suffrage
Jul
30
answered Difference between -ていく and -てくる
Jul
30
comment How do I decide when to use plain or past verb form?
I went back to read my notes, turns out it's my error
Jul
30
revised How do I decide when to use plain or past verb form?
Fixed Question (2)
Jul
30
accepted How do I decide when to use plain or past verb form?
Jul
30
comment How do I decide when to use plain or past verb form?
Might be an answer scheme misprint then. Since it's multiple-choice. And I've had my fair share of "wrong" answers from other assessment books that provide no explanation whatsoever for the answer, just the multiple-choice number.
Jul
30
revised What does カイデー mean?
Replaced "syllable" with "onset" as recommended by sawa